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Finished my No. 5 pipe ....

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hollywood

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Finished this Bulldog today. Practice for some different techniques in sanding, staining, and making my own acrylic stem with delrin tenon. What do ya think?





 

jhuggett

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Nice job... it always seemed to me that the bulldog would be a very challenging shape.
 

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Fine looking pipe! I really like the stain, stem color and shank treatment. Personally, I wouldn't have put quite so much bend in the stem, but I probably will never be able to smoke it and certainly never would have gotten that far to begin with.

Keep up the great work!
Jim
 

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I agree that the stem was bent too much. I kept looking at it and had a couple others say the same, so .............



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Yes, very nice. The stem. Is it smooth? It has a satin finish that I like the looks of. But does it feel odd to the lips that touch it?
 

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Carlos":v5w49qkw said:
Yes, very nice. The stem. Is it smooth? It has a satin finish that I like the looks of. But does it feel odd to the lips that touch it?
It's smooth, Carlos. And it feels just fine and dandy. Really a lighter side pipe, too; so it could easily be a clencher. It has been sanded up to 600 and cleaned. Normally I would want to go to at least 800 and then buff it with carnuba, but I don't have a buffing wheel station set up at the moment. Just have to put one together. I will polish up the pipe to give it a bit more shine, too.
 

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Hollywood,

That minor change to the stem bend looks perfect to me!

Jim
 

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Hollywood, I LOVE your bulldog! Hey, where are you located in MO? I'm another Show-me state native. I live near Gilliam, which is a tiny town about 100 miles east of KC on hwy. 240.

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Thanks again for all of the comments everybody. I'm glad to hear that some of you really like the work. It means I may be moving in the right direction!



Hey Smokey. I'm in Southeast Mo. Cape Girardeau to be exact. On the Miss. about an hour & a half south of St. Louis.
 
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